Forget those long-copy, hype-filled magalogs, sales letters, and landing pages! You can make a lot more money writing pay-per-click ads, e-mails, slogans, radio commercials, press releases, and other short-copy assignments.
"I want to make six figures as a copywriter," RJ told me the other day. "But I absolutely loathe writing those long-copy, hype-filled direct response sales letters."
RJ seemed discouraged and depressed. So I decided to let him in on a little secret I was holding close to the vest.
"Forget long-copy direct response," I told him. "You can actually make more money writing easy short-copy assignments - like pay-per-click ads ... banner ads ... e-mails ... press releases ... billboards ... print ads ... radio commercials ... and 30-second TV spots."
"How can that be?" asked RJ. "I read all the time about the huge fees copywriters get for landing pages and magalogs -- $5,000 ... $7,500 ... even $10,000 per assignment. How can you make that much writing a tiny online ad?"
So I told RJ the secret, and now I'm telling you, too:
Yes, it's true that on a per assignment basis, long-copy projects naturally pay more than short-copy projects.
But these long-copy projects are thousands of words long - and can take many days or even weeks of hard labor to complete.
For example, a client offers you $7,500 to write a magalog. You rub your hands in eager anticipation of the big check you'll collect.
But when you're done weeks later, you have an 8,000-word manuscript you've sweated over - earning less than a dollar a word.
Then the client asks you to write a Google Ad Words ad - one ad for $250 - for the same product.
Unbelievably, it takes you literally only a few minutes. And only 9 words long, the ad has earned you $27 a word - more than 27X the per word rate of the magalog!
This is the secret that not one copywriter in a hundred knows. And it's a secret that can dramatically increase your writing income while making your work much easier and more pleasant.
Dash off quick copy for big bucks
Writing a magalog or landing page is like running a marathon. It takes tremendous stamina and energy, and can leave you panting.
Writing short-copy assignments is like taking a short sprint or brisk walk: easier and more pleasant. Start in the morning, e-mail the copy to the client before lunch the same day.
Now, in our e-book Big Money from Short Copy, pro copywriter Eddie Adelman and I show you the secrets to maximizing your copywriting income per hour ... and per word ... with short and easy copywriting assignments.
In it, you will discover:
- 5 steps to writing a winning press release. Earn up to $800 for a page of copy. Page 45.
- One of the best-kept secrets about how to make money as a freelance copywriter. Page 3.
- An amazing assignment that can pay you as much as $14 a word. Page 41.
- 7 fundamental rules for writing winning catalog copy. Page 21.
- A simple writing assignment that's easy to do - and can earn you $2,400 a day. Page 4.
- 7 tips for writing successful short-copy promotions. Page 6.
- 10-point checklist keeps your catalog copy on track. Page 25.
- The ideal mix of copywriting assignments for your freelance business. Page 7.
- How to make up to $300 an hour writing short and sweet e-mail messages. Page 13.
- 6 rules for writing articles. Page 50.
- 11 steps to writing winning slogans and tag lines. Page 38.
- 6 tips for writing online newsletters your clients will pay up to $3,000 per issue for. Page 14.
- Multiply your freelance copywriting profits by writing an auto-responder series. Page 15.
- Get paid up to $1,000 per page for writing straightforward product descriptions for these special publications. Page 20.
- 10 tips for writing kick-butt TV commercials. Pays up to $376 an hour. Page 30.
- 10 greatest advertising slogans of the 20th century. Page 36.
- Writing the script for an online video: what length is ideal? Page 77.
- Make money writing Google Ad Words pay per click ads. Each ad is only about 9 words long - and you can charge up to $10 a word. Page 58.
- Earn $200 an hour as a freelance publicity writer. Page 44.
- 21 idea-starters to help you writing winning advertising slogans. Page 40.
- 8 techniques for writing great radio spots. Page 85.
- How to earn up to $3,000 for writing a single page of copy. Page 92.
- Earn up to $2 a word ghostwriting articles for business executives. Page 48.
- 9 tips for writing an effective banner ad. Page 57. Pays up to $16 a word.
- Make $250 an hour writing speeches. Page 65. Plus: the 3 parts of a winning speech. Page 69.
- 10 situations in which you might be asked to write a video script. Page 74. Pays up to $4.70 per word.
- 5 proven techniques for writing good video scripts. Page 79.
- Radio commercials are easy to write and they can pay up to $167 an hour. Page 84.
- Great copywriting assignment pays you up to $8 per word. Page 92.
- The 4 functions of headlines in print advertisements. Page 95. And: the 8 different types of ads. Page 95.
- Make money writing scripts for those pesky telemarketing calls - pays up to $3 per word. Page 107.
- 3 steps to coming up with great billboard copy. Page 112.
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Bob Bly is a full-time freelance copywriter specializing in online, direct response, and b-to-b marketing. He earned more than $700,000 last year from his freelance writing, and became a self-made multi-millionaire while still in his 30s.
A copywriter for more than a quarter of a century, Bob has written promotions for over 100 clients including Phillips, Agora, KCI, 21st Century, Weiss Research, EBI Medical Systems, Sony, IBM, AT&T, Grumman, Crain Communications, McGraw-Hill, Intuit, and AlliedSignal.
Bob is the author of more than 70 books including The Copywriter's Handbook (Henry Holt) and Internet Direct Mail (NTC Business Books).
He has published more than 100 articles in such publications as Subscription Marketing, Direct, Business Marketing, Writer's Digest, and Amtrak Express.
Bob's writing awards include a Gold Echo from the Direct Marketing Association, an IMMY from the Information Industry Association, two Southstar Awards, an American Corporate Identity Award of Excellence, and the Standard of Excellence award from the Web Marketing Association. He also taught writing at New York University.
Bob has appeared as a guest on dozens of TV and radio shows including The Advertising Show, Bernard Meltzer, CNBC, and CBS Hard Copy. He has been featured in major media ranging from the LA Times and Nation's Business to the New York Post and the National Enquirer. He was a featured speaker at the 2006 annual conference of the National Speakers Association.
Around his 50th birthday, Bob started CTC Publishing, a small Internet information marketing business, with no products and no web sites. A few short years later, he has over 50 information products and five dozen web sites generating average daily passive income of over a thousand dollars.
about Bob Bly
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—Jim Romano, DataForceOne
"Thank you so much for your wonderful work. It has been a pleasure working with you and I look forward to working with you on another project in the near future. You were always available, quick to answer questions and always exceeded my expectations. You truly are a gifted writer."
—Aaron Griffith, The Griffith
"Bob, again thanks for the great copy. You consistently help us reach customers with compelling, actionable content, when others just can't!"
—William McElleney, IBM
"The feedback keeps coming in and we all agree yours was a truly helpful, useful, insightful and effective workshop. You did a fantastic job inspiring the troops and we've already begun applying some of the key learnings."
—Paul Connors, Copywriting Manager, A large financial services company in the Chicago area
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—John A. Fallone, IT Group International
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—Dennis Rosenberg, VP Marketing, VNUS Medical Technologies, Inc.
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—Brian Kurtz, Boardroom
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—Chris Pickering, MeritDirect
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—Don Libey, Libey Incorporated
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—Judy MacDonald, Director of Marketing, Direct Response
"When I received the piece, I thought, I'll have to skim over it now and read it later. But, once I started, I couldn't stop! You did a GREAT job with Ken's story. I love it. It kept me reading. I'm VERY pleased with it."
—Craig Simpson, Ken Roberts Company
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—Alejandra P. Bigai, Romanicos Chocolate
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—Davis Ross, Ross Advertising
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—DP Jovine, Tycoon Research
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—Kyle Hodgens, Capital Financial Media
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